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  1. Lasers, Wood-Cutting And CO2 (possibly nitrogen maybe). Lord Reacted The Censored, Mar 24, 2017
    1. 'Couple of things.... Doc Nickel, Mar 24, 2017
      1. some tricks to try.... James, Mar 24, 2017
      2. If the idea works, get on the Soda delivery route. Bruce Bergman, Mar 24, 2017
      3. Any way to mix CO2 and compressed air?. Irregular Logic, Mar 25, 2017
    2. Use the air jet, but.... Zman51, Mar 24, 2017
      1. Safety First!. Lord Reacted The Censored, Mar 24, 2017
        1. Re: Safety First!. Z-man51, Mar 24, 2017
    3. That's a neat idea!. Dave H, Mar 24, 2017
      1. Problems using gases in that way.. Z-man51, Mar 24, 2017
        1. Actually, using CO2 and N2 as laser assist gas is common. James, Mar 24, 2017
          1. That's Where I Got The Idea From --. Lord Reacted The Censored, Mar 25, 2017
            1. Ohhhh-Kay. Bruce Bergman, Mar 25, 2017
              1. I own the building --. Lord Reacted The Censored, Mar 25, 2017
                1. Modifications, HO!. Bruce Bergman, Mar 26, 2017
        2. Exhaust fans. Kunkmiester, Apr 1, 2017
          1. Sort of. Renegade_Azzy, Apr 3, 2017
    4. N2. Sniper1rfa, Mar 24, 2017
    5. Not worth it.. invest in better material and cleaning. Renegade_Azzy, Mar 27, 2017
  2. Well I own a nice welder now.. MephitMark, Mar 24, 2017
    1. That's... pretty standard?. Doc Nickel, Mar 24, 2017
    2. Sorry about the link.. MephitMark, Mar 24, 2017
      1. Extra Period. TheSkulker, Apr 6, 2017
    3. I think this was the line you meant.... James, Mar 24, 2017
      1. Yes, plus.... MephitMark, Mar 24, 2017
      2. Suitable Notice. beejay5169, Mar 26, 2017
  3. TWB 2017/03/24. CF, Mar 24, 2017
    1. Old socks?. John W., Mar 24, 2017
    2. Waitaminute.... Hockaloogie, Mar 24, 2017
      1. waitaminute 2.0. Mikasi, Mar 24, 2017
        1. What?. Fish Preferred, Mar 24, 2017
          1. Addendum. Fish Preferred, Mar 24, 2017
            1. I realized.... Mikasi, Mar 26, 2017
              1. But not always. Jelsemium, Mar 27, 2017
  4. Doc and thin mints?. beejay5169, Mar 24, 2017
    1. One Real Day, 2 Minutes ..... SquirllyOH, Mar 24, 2017
      1. A story teller has to set the stage. Jelsemium, Mar 24, 2017
    2. As long as none of the foil plastic tubes are opened.... PSadlon, Mar 24, 2017
  5. went and looked at a lathe today. Pyfe, Mar 23, 2017
    1. A quick anaysis.... Doc Nickel, Mar 24, 2017
      1. I'll be saving my money for a trip to Kenai in the next couple months. Pyfe, Mar 24, 2017
        1. Gearboxes.... Doc Nickel, Mar 24, 2017
  6. TWB 22/03/2017: A box of t..... beejay5169, Mar 22, 2017
    1. [whistles innocently] :). Doc Nickel, Mar 22, 2017
      1. t.... snark, Mar 22, 2017
        1. Yeah.... Dave H, Mar 22, 2017
    2. its tools!. Donkey, Mar 22, 2017
    3. What else?. Fish Preferred, Mar 22, 2017
    4. Tagalongs? Thin Mints?. Jelsemium, Mar 22, 2017
      1. Ding, ding, ding!!. Welsh Rat, Mar 23, 2017
        1. *dies laughing*. J.Cook, Mar 23, 2017
          1. Thin Mints. Jelsemium, Mar 24, 2017
  7. Lookit wot fell off the airyplane!. beejay5169, Mar 22, 2017
    1. Nylock or threadlocked?. Snowtroll, Mar 22, 2017
      1. No, safety wire. Flying Wrench, Mar 22, 2017
        1. Is maintaining balance a problem?. Dave H, Mar 22, 2017
          1. Safety wire length. Flying Wrench, Mar 22, 2017
            1. SAAB prop speed. beejay5169, Mar 22, 2017
              1. You use the term 'half a sparrow'. Reromash, Mar 23, 2017
                1. The coconut left the ding in the prop..... beejay5169, Mar 23, 2017
                2. I thought that was swallows. <n/t>. Dave H, Mar 23, 2017
    2. In related story - there's a new opening for an aircraft mechanic. Hans, Mar 22, 2017
    3. Further to the above...... beejay5169, Mar 22, 2017
      1. If it was loose, they might. Bruce, Mar 22, 2017
    4. AV Herald report. Bruce, Mar 22, 2017
      1. You're right!. beejay5169, Mar 22, 2017
        1. You forgot.... J.Cook, Mar 22, 2017
          1. Now I feel old.... beejay5169, Mar 22, 2017
    5. Further to the above.... beejay5169, Apr 13, 2017
  8. Suspension of disbelief. Jelsemium, Mar 21, 2017
    1. Desperate times call for desperate measures. MarkT, Mar 21, 2017
    2. Re: Suspension of disbelief. Antknot, Mar 21, 2017
      1. This. There is a difference. n/t. Retromash, Mar 21, 2017
      2. Oh, that makes more sense (n/t). Jelsemium, Mar 21, 2017
      3. Yup. Dave H, Mar 21, 2017
    3. It's worse than that. Bruce, Mar 21, 2017
      1. Which begs the question.... Doc Nickel, Mar 21, 2017
        1. Time to add another, then?. Snowtroll, Mar 22, 2017
        2. Skunk ghetto. Bruce, Mar 22, 2017
          1. Re: Skunk ghetto. Antknot, Mar 22, 2017
            1. Re: Skunk ghetto. Dave H, Mar 22, 2017
      2. Shocking prejudice against Mephitidae. Jelsemium, Mar 22, 2017
        1. Yeah, but the hang time n/t. Antknot, Mar 23, 2017
          1. More n/t. beejay5169, Mar 23, 2017
  9. Building a custom Nel-Spot 007.... Doc Nickel, Mar 20, 2017
  10. Swamps & Sandy make a cameo. Xheralt, Mar 20, 2017
    1. Sorry to disappoint you, but...... beejay5169, Mar 20, 2017
      1. Not disappointed, but.... Xheralt, Mar 21, 2017
  11. Trying something new with the comic...!. Doc Nickel, Mar 20, 2017
  12. Now for an old forging video : ). IDN, Mar 19, 2017
  13. Is it really?. TheSkulker, Mar 18, 2017
    1. Logged out. TheSkulker, Mar 18, 2017
    2. Especially considering the alternatives:. TheSkulker, Mar 18, 2017
      1. Welcome to the world of public service unions. Dave H, Mar 19, 2017
        1. See Also: "Auto Industry, USA". CF, Mar 19, 2017
        2. My Pension is Paid For.. Jwhouk, Mar 20, 2017
      2. Not quite.... Salda007, Mar 20, 2017
  14. Machinist Humor. Renegade, Mar 18, 2017
  15. 17/03/17: Poor Sandy. Fish Preferred, Mar 17, 2017
    1. Could be worse. Timeheart, Mar 17, 2017
      1. Re; Could Be Worse.... CF, Mar 17, 2017
        1. If you're wearing it.... Doc Nickel, Mar 17, 2017
          1. In My Case.... CF, Mar 18, 2017
        2. Black and Tan can also mean Coffee + Hot Chocolate. Jelsemium, Mar 18, 2017
    2. Long way to go for that joke. Kestrel, Mar 17, 2017
      1. Re: Long way to go for that joke. Cpt. Obvious, Mar 17, 2017
        1. And for Sandy it's all been one day. No wonder she finally cracked n/t. eddi, Mar 17, 2017
    3. It could use some adjustment, then. T'Renn, Mar 17, 2017
      1. It explains.... Doc Nickel, Mar 17, 2017
        1. The missing chrony. Bruce, Mar 18, 2017
  16. Now here is a job I have serious doubts about.. MephitMark, Mar 16, 2017
    1. If It Seems Too Good To Be True. Lord Reacted The Censored, Mar 17, 2017
      1. Fish processing.... Snowtroll, Mar 17, 2017
        1. Some clarifications.... Doc Nickel, Mar 17, 2017
  17. 2017-03-16 - Like a knight in white.. nevermind. John W., Mar 16, 2017
    1. There are several other possibilities here. James, Mar 16, 2017
      1. Maybe.... Jelsemium, Mar 16, 2017
      2. You know.... Doc Nickel, Mar 18, 2017
        1. Thanks for explaining. Dave H, Mar 18, 2017
        2. Oh, yes, I'm very aware :-). James, Mar 18, 2017
          1. What a shocking revelation!. Jelsemium, Mar 18, 2017
  18. Kitten Juggling. Atomicvole, Mar 16, 2017
    1. At least. Retromash, Mar 16, 2017
      1. Comfort food.... J.Cook, Mar 16, 2017
        1. Re: Comfort food.... SquirllyOH, Mar 17, 2017
          1. dont forget this one. smorizio, Mar 17, 2017
  19. TWB 3/13/2017 Background. PSadlon, Mar 15, 2017
  20. Anyone got a good supplier of boiled linseed oil?. Renegade_Azzy, Mar 15, 2017
    1. Don't know about a -good- supplier.... Dave H, Mar 15, 2017
      1. It can be used for metal. MarkT, Mar 17, 2017
        1. Air tools lubricant?. Snowtroll, Mar 20, 2017
      2. Thats about the price I was seeing. Renegade_Azzy, Mar 22, 2017
  21. 3/15 TWB: Coffee Heresy!. Irregular Logic, Mar 15, 2017
    1. Cara's shop. beejay5169, Mar 15, 2017
      1. I hope you're right. Jelsemium, Mar 15, 2017
  22. Glad Sandy is keeping her options open. Jelsemium, Mar 14, 2017
    1. So "WHO" is afraid of commitment? n/t. pilgrim3, Mar 14, 2017
      1. It's pretty well established.... Doc Nickel, Mar 15, 2017
  23. Video Cameras. Tenerec, Mar 14, 2017
    1. You might get away. Antknot, Mar 14, 2017
      1. External monitor. Tenerec, Mar 14, 2017
        1. Forgot to add... Tenerec, Mar 14, 2017
    2. re. smorizio, Mar 14, 2017
      1. Cable. Tenerec, Mar 14, 2017
    3. re barrles. smorizio, Mar 14, 2017
    4. Use for an old video camera.... beejay5169, Mar 15, 2017
  24. Re-upping a thread about paintball markers in media. ledamss, Mar 14, 2017
    1. Thanks for the submission!. Doc Nickel, Mar 15, 2017
      1. Sleepy Hollow just recently. Pump_Scout, Mar 15, 2017
  25. Is coloring supposed to have reached 2014-04-09 yet?. FireFrenzy, Mar 13, 2017
    1. also found 2015-05-04. FireFrenzy, Mar 14, 2017
      1. 2015-06-29. FireFrenzy, Mar 14, 2017
        1. 2015-07-10 is stuck on the "sketch" state of affairs. FireFrenzy, Mar 14, 2017
          1. theres a few more after it 07-15 is back up to normal. FireFrenzy, Mar 14, 2017
            1. 2015-11-09 is partially colored. FireFrenzy, Mar 14, 2017
              1. Chill! Chill! Chill!. Doc Nickel, Mar 14, 2017
                1. Like i said i was just tying to help. FireFrenzy, Mar 14, 2017
                  1. Well... Chloe, Mar 14, 2017
                    1. If i dont shave and stick 2 straws in my mouth maybe?. FireFrenzy, Mar 14, 2017
                2. When is it not full! n/t. B.O.B., Mar 14, 2017
                  1. It happens.... Doc Nickel, Mar 14, 2017
  26. Swampy & Sandy Cameo. Greebo, Mar 13, 2017
    1. Foxies!. Machtyn, Mar 13, 2017
      1. There's Liska, and.... Snowtroll, Mar 13, 2017
        1. Roxies it was.... Snowtroll, Mar 13, 2017
          1. More Foxes. Greebo, Mar 13, 2017
            1. There were a lot of fictional foxes there. Nohbody, Mar 14, 2017
              1. Main characters. Kunkmiester, Mar 14, 2017
                1. Thanks... Chloe, Mar 14, 2017
        2. Dusk.. Shalom, Mar 14, 2017
      2. Re: Foxies!. JSStryker, Mar 13, 2017
        1. Missing the best. Mikasi, Mar 17, 2017
    2. Sandy looks skeptical. Jelsemium, Mar 13, 2017
    3. And Doc and Cara the week before..... Raphael, Mar 13, 2017
  27. Usin' up the last of the old comics.... Doc Nickel, Mar 13, 2017
    1. Only one thing to do.... ChicagoPopsicle, Mar 13, 2017
    2. Doc with a cigarette. Fish Preferred, Mar 13, 2017
      1. And see, that's another one.... Doc Nickel, Mar 13, 2017
  28. The death of a original.. MephitMark, Mar 12, 2017
    1. I remember Footrot Flats. James, Mar 12, 2017
      1. Brief recollection.... Doc Nickel, Mar 13, 2017
        1. Footrot Flats. beejay5169, Mar 13, 2017
          1. May the Grey Ghost stalk the flats in peace. roguebfl, Mar 13, 2017
    2. Vale Murray Ball. pilgrim3, Mar 12, 2017
      1. Not only New Zealanders. Typeminer, Mar 13, 2017
    3. I have several books and the Footrot Flats movie. Raphael, Mar 13, 2017
      1. Footrot Flats Online. beejay5169, Mar 14, 2017
  29. Fun pic from the Oroville dam.... Doc Nickel, Mar 12, 2017
    1. So cool. Liska, Mar 12, 2017
      1. No trickery.... Doc Nickel, Mar 12, 2017
      2. waiting for pedle car whith full grown up to wizz by.... smorizio, Mar 12, 2017
        1. Nah. Greyryder, Mar 13, 2017
    2. Fun Pic from turn 1 at Talladega. James, Mar 12, 2017
  30. 2017-03-10. CF, Mar 11, 2017
  31. R.I.P. Gene Catlow. Madcat, Mar 11, 2017
    1. Really? For those who don't know.... Doc Nickel, Mar 11, 2017
      1. Wow I have a lot of old comics.... Doc Nickel, Mar 11, 2017
        1. Archives. Flying Wrench, Mar 11, 2017
          1. No way for the Wayback.. Snowtroll, Mar 11, 2017
      2. Re: Really? For those who don't know.... Donkey, Mar 11, 2017
        1. No bet!. Doc Nickel, Mar 11, 2017
          1. Keenspace/ComicGenesis.... Snowtroll, Mar 12, 2017
            1. A great many of them did.... Doc Nickel, Mar 12, 2017
              1. Sad to say that I'm part of that number. PhantomFox, Mar 12, 2017
              2. Re: A great many of them did.... Mikasi, Mar 17, 2017
    2. RIP :(. Liska, Mar 11, 2017
    3. holy.... digi_owl, Mar 11, 2017
  32. A question for the welders here.. MephitMark, Mar 10, 2017
    1. Not the exactly the model, but happy with Klutch.. Deranged gadgeteer, Mar 13, 2017
  33. Any photo or video editing guru's here?. Goldie, Mar 10, 2017
    1. help. smorizio, Mar 10, 2017
    2. "Free" software. Greebo, Mar 11, 2017
    3. Emailed you. Dan Voils, Mar 11, 2017
    4. help. smorizio, Mar 11, 2017
  34. Use Kroil & Shorten your EZ-out. TheSkulker, Mar 10, 2017
    1. Wrong position. TheSkulker, Mar 10, 2017
    2. And now for the bead blaster.... Bruce Bergman, Mar 10, 2017
  35. Poor Rabbit. Romulan Sith, Mar 9, 2017
    1. Never drink and hack.... eddi, Mar 9, 2017
      1. A gun should the the least of Roger's worries.. PSadlon, Mar 9, 2017
  36. TWB not updating for Mar 9?. Nohbody, Mar 9, 2017
    1. Updater... Chloe, Mar 9, 2017
      1. i know the pain.... Kandinsky, Mar 9, 2017
        1. Not.... Chloe, Mar 9, 2017
          1. ohhhh. Kandinsky, Mar 10, 2017
            1. At least 3. Greebo, Mar 10, 2017
              1. Re: At least 3. Kandinsky, Mar 10, 2017
                1. I live in NL and have for most of my life, but i was born in Lambeth n/t. FireFrenzy, Mar 11, 2017
    2. I Haven't Gotten It Either. Foxkatt, Mar 9, 2017
      1. I'm fine.... Doc Nickel, Mar 9, 2017
    3. Another precinct heard from. Jelsemium, Mar 9, 2017
    4. The missing strip!. Doc Nickel, Mar 9, 2017
      1. Well, it's here now.. Fish Preferred, Mar 9, 2017
        1. Except now .... Fish Preferred, Mar 9, 2017
  37. Fav. Superheroes by State -Alaska is Wolverine. Romulan Sith, Mar 8, 2017
    1. Meanwhile on the other side of the country.... PSadlon, Mar 8, 2017
      1. Based on Google searches by state. Dave H, Mar 8, 2017
        1. How do they know.... Doc Nickel, Mar 8, 2017
          1. It's Google. Dave H, Mar 8, 2017
            1. I'm aware of the mechanics.... Doc Nickel, Mar 8, 2017
              1. More mechanics. Kymation, Mar 8, 2017
            2. Don't believe everything you search on Google. PSadlon, Mar 8, 2017
        2. I am not surprised.... PSadlon, Mar 8, 2017
      2. Ant-man's not from Florida. Jelsemium, Mar 9, 2017
        1. Scott Edward Harris Lang was born in Coral Gables, Florida.. Anonymous Coward, Mar 10, 2017
          1. Now Hank Pym (Ant-Man I, Giant-Man,Goliath, Yellowjacket, Wasp). PSadlon, Mar 10, 2017
    2. "Who The [CENSORED] Is...". CF, Mar 8, 2017
      1. re: Who the .... Khan Fused, Mar 8, 2017
        1. Luke Cage & Ms Marvel's Daughter... got it. PSadlon, Mar 8, 2017
          1. Seriously.... Welsh Rat, Mar 9, 2017
            1. Too Dark for me. Jelsemium, Mar 9, 2017
          2. I thought she was Luke's wife/ex-wife? n/t. Jelsemium, Mar 9, 2017
  38. Who's on third?. The Sidhekin, Mar 8, 2017
    1. Naturally. Kandinsky, Mar 8, 2017
      1. No. Not Naturally. You throw it to Who. n/t. Torinir, Mar 8, 2017
      2. Naturally! (N/T). Tenerec, Mar 8, 2017
    2. No no no.... jwhouk, Mar 8, 2017
      1. What's on second?. Typeminer, Mar 8, 2017
        1. I don't know.. jwhouk, Mar 8, 2017
  39. Be vewwy, vewwy quiet.... Jelsemium , Mar 7, 2017
    1. He can't get there without a car. n/t. eddi, Mar 7, 2017
      1. I'm sure it's just a hop, skip and a jump. N/T. Antknot, Mar 7, 2017
      2. Where did we last see Bunny Boy?. Jelsemium, Mar 7, 2017
        1. Re: Where did we last see Bunny Boy?. DemShadowwolf, Mar 7, 2017
          1. Now I'm going to have that music playing in my head. Jelse-Hill, Mar 8, 2017
            1. Kinda like this?.... eddi, Mar 8, 2017
              1. That's pretty much it n/t. Jelsemium, Mar 9, 2017
                1. Down at the shop, every monday morning..... Welsh Rat, Mar 10, 2017
                  1. heh heh heh. Kandinsky, Mar 10, 2017
  40. My terrible terrible bolt conundrum. Hans, Mar 7, 2017
    1. out of interest.... Kandinsky, Mar 7, 2017
      1. 'Yota. Hans, Mar 7, 2017
        1. yeah. Kandinsky, Mar 7, 2017
    2. Tacky, but ... LostinAPhogg, Mar 7, 2017
      1. Unfortunately, no. Hans, Mar 7, 2017
    3. Im betting this is holding the head onto the block? nt. Renegade_Azzy, Mar 7, 2017
      1. Only mentally. Hans, Mar 7, 2017
    4. Probably a bad idea,,,. Spike, Mar 7, 2017
      1. Only one reason...... Hans, Mar 7, 2017
        1. How deep is that 1/8" hole?. Kymation, Mar 7, 2017
          1. Another option.... Doc Nickel, Mar 7, 2017
          2. Tantalizingly close. Hans, Mar 7, 2017
    5. A thought in the dark. James, Mar 7, 2017
      1. Enough. Hans, Mar 7, 2017
        1. Bolt stub "giving" would be worse. Bruce Bergman, Mar 9, 2017
    6. DIY Spark Erroder. Moriniman, Mar 8, 2017
    7. Hackneyed EDM with a gouging rod. Deranged gadgeteer, Mar 10, 2017
  41. Nanuq of the north. Jelsemium, Mar 6, 2017
    1. Needs a little tilt. Bruce Bergman, Mar 6, 2017
      1. Worldbuilding.... Doc Nickel, Mar 6, 2017
        1. Species-specific cars.. Shalom, Mar 6, 2017
      2. "You don't want a creative artist....". beejay5169, Mar 6, 2017
  42. Sometimes, Stuff happens.... James, Mar 5, 2017
    1. Go more aggressive!. Snowtroll, Mar 6, 2017
    2. MORE POWER!!!. Lord Redacted The Censored, Mar 6, 2017
    3. heheh. smorizio, Mar 6, 2017
    4. I was running flood coolant at the time.. James, Mar 6, 2017
    5. looks like PVC.... sniper1rfa, Mar 6, 2017
  43. Doc and Cara sighting.... J.Cook, Mar 5, 2017
    1. CTC. Welsh Rat, Mar 6, 2017
    2. Apparently he can't dance, though.... Doc Nickel, Mar 6, 2017
    3. Is it just me or..... Thinkertoys, Mar 7, 2017
  44. No problem with plastic.... Thinkertoys, Mar 4, 2017
  45. How much can we automate?. Thinkertoys, Mar 3, 2017
    1. Diminishing returns.... Doc Nickel, Mar 3, 2017
      1. Re: Diminishing returns.... B.O.B., Mar 4, 2017
      2. Synergistic returns.. Thinkertoys, Mar 4, 2017
        1. Not really the case.... sniper1rfa, Mar 4, 2017
          1. Re: Not really the case.... Thinkertoys, Mar 4, 2017
            1. It's part of how i make my living.... Sniper1rfa, Mar 4, 2017
              1. Here here!. Renegade_Azzy, Mar 5, 2017
        2. Cleaning.. Fish Preferred, Mar 5, 2017
    2. As mentioned, batch productions ftw.. Kylekatern, Mar 4, 2017
    3. Start with the tool changer. James, Mar 4, 2017
    4. down the rabbit hole. ydna-zds, Mar 5, 2017
      1. Your logic is sound, but... Lord Redacted The Censored, Mar 6, 2017
        1. Fully agreed. ydna-zds, Mar 6, 2017
        2. Except.... Doc Nickel, Mar 6, 2017
          1. Re: Except.... Thinkertoys, Mar 7, 2017
            1. how much tinkering have to done until now?. ydna-zds, Mar 9, 2017
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